Jaquan Kaleen Sheppard, of Augusta, has been charged with armed robbery for his role in the incident, according to Richmond County jail records.
Around 6:40 a.m., Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to the 2100 block of B Street and met with Johnny Garnett, 64, who told police that he had just stepped outside of his apartment when he was approached by a green Nissan sedan occupied by three black males, according to an incident report.
A passenger asked Garnett if he had change for a $20 bill. Garnett said he didn’t, and the car continued westbound toward Milledge Road before turning back around.
One of the passengers, described as a younger black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and orange shorts, exited the vehicle and brandished a silver revolver, threatening to shoot Garnett if he didn’t “give it up.”
Garnett handed the suspect his wallet containing $50 and two debit cards. The vehicle then sped off toward Wood Street.
Sheppard was identified by a neighbor, who knew his grandmother and recognized him as he committed the robbery.